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The FortiADC D-series family of application delivery controllers (ADC) optimizes the availability, user experience, performance and scalability of enterprise application delivery.
An ADC is like an advanced server load balancer. An ADC routes traffic to available destination servers based on health checks and load-balancing algorithms; full-featured ADC like FortiADC also improve application performance by assuming some of the server task load. Server tasks that can be handled by the FortiADC appliance include SSL encryption/decryption, WAF protection, Gzip compression, and routing processes, such as NAT.
FortiADC uses Layer 4 and Layer 7 session information to enable an ADC policy and management framework for:
Server load balancing
Link load balancing
Global load balancing
The FortiADC D-series family includes physical appliances and virtual appliances.